Anime Underground The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time  

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It's inevitable in almost any show you watch, but what are the saddest anime deaths of all time? For this list we're ranking anime deaths that made you cry, or at least made you feel really sad. Since it's the funeral that often makes these deaths so sad, this list is also kind of a ranking of the saddest anime funerals of all time. There are a few that come to mind when you talk about sad anime funerals, but Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist has always stood out as particularly sad (mostly because his young daughter doesn't understand what is happening when the casket is lowered into the ground.)

Please vote for the anime characters deaths that made you cry, and add any to the list if that character is not already here.
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4,356 869
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
3,501 735
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added Nina Tucker

3
4,217 921
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

4
2,860 936
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

5
3,317 1,111
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

6
3,136 1,050
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Neji Hyuga Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

7
2,824 933
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
2,385 782
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

9
2,364 830
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

10
2,736 1,073
L is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
L Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

11
1,903 719
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
1,915 811
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

13
2,030 891
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
708 236
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

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15
1,075 464
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

16
427 126
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

17
1,545 806
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

18
1,566 820
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

19
1,492 834
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

20
1,497 895
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

21
1,274 749
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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1,200 714
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

23
1,277 780
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

24
1,260 798
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

25
1,086 710
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

26
326 156
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Nagato

27
482 279
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

28
864 587
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

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29
962 666
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
584 369
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

31
945 667
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
304 153
Konan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

33
916 649
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
904 646
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
400 237
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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36
975 718
Kagura is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

37
948 722
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

38
780 579
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

39
618 469
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added Sheele

40
362 245
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added Ushio Okazaki

41
1,132 964
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kikyo Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

42
465 371
Rem is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

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1,118 1,054
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

44
615 560
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

45
396 344
Gin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin Hotarubi no Mori e

46
368 326
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

47
354 316
Menma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Menma Ano Hana

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346 313
Mine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Mine Fog and Night

49
445 460
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added Marco Bott

50
281 279
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter